Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives (ALEC), a trade association providing joint services for seven electric distribution member cooperatives throughout Louisiana. The ALEC Board is seeking a dynamic individual with demonstrated cooperative knowledge, leadership and experience who has an understanding of statewide association work serving distribution cooperatives.
Job Description: Under the direction of the ALEC Board of Directors, the CEO will provide leadership and direct the day-to-day operations and administration of the Association by making recommendations on annual budget and work plan, objectives, policies and programs in all areas vital to the existence and growth of ALEC’s member cooperatives. The CEO will be responsible for hiring, managing and directing all statewide staff positions and outside consultants to provide a well-trained workforce to assist member cooperatives with their needs. The CEO shall develop and maintain positive relations with member cooperatives and Board of Directors.
The CEO will manage and oversee services provided to electric cooperatives in the areas of federal governmental affairs and lobbying, state governmental affairs and lobbying, regulatory affairs and lobbying before the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC), safety and loss control, emergency and storm preparedness and response, communications, marketing, member engagement and media and public relations.
The CEO will work with member cooperatives on pertinent issues to the industry by being actively involved in the areas of governmental/regulatory affairs and lobbying. The CEO and staff may be called upon to testify or speak publicly before the state legislature, the LPSC, members of the Louisiana Congressional Delegation and other various groups and organizations.
The CEO will gain and maintain a deep understanding of the Association’s projects, activities and objectives and refine into easy-to-understand and connected communications on a wide variety of topics that support the needs of the Association’s membership to ensure communications with members are impactful and aligned with the Association’s desired tone.
Education: A four-year degree in communications, business or a related field from an accredited university. A portion of the experience requirement may be substituted.
Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible electric cooperative experience in resource planning, project management, and budgeting. Some prior electric cooperative experience in a supervisory role responsible for monitoring the work and development of others.
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and manage staff with varying work responsibilities. Strong interpersonal skills that result in effective working relationships with peers, members and vendors.
Comfortable with generating ideas and plans and getting those plans across the finish line. Track results and apply key learnings to improve future communications and member engagement.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, handle multiple assignments, be flexible with assignments and accept feedback in a positive and professional manner.
Working knowledge of internet, email, MS Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Design Products, and product management software.
Permanent Residency Requirement: It is preferred but not required that applicant reside within a reasonable distance from the statewide office (approximately 30 miles). A “reasonable distance” determination is at the discretion of the ALEC Board.
ALEC is an equal opportunity employer and participates in the NRECA defined benefits pension plan and a 401(k) savings plan. ALEC also offers medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Interested and qualified applicants should submit: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) three professional references electronically via email to: Kyle Marionneaux (email@example.com) and Kara Kantrow (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 4:00 pm on November 12, 2021.